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DNR: Oldest known wild black bear dies of old age

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota wildlife officials say the world's oldest known wild black bear has died of old age at 39 1/2.

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Bear No. 56 was first captured and radio-collared in 1981 when Ronald Reagan was early in his first term. The bear was 7 years old at the time and was accompanied by three cubs.

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